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What You Need to Know about Propylene Glycol, "Fuel" of e-Cigarettes

A worrying proportion of heavy smokers are reluctant to quit, since research has revealed that a pack of 20 cigarettes per day will burn roughly 150 calories. As such, letting go of a pack-per-day habit will no longer burn those calories and cause weight loss. However, NRTs are slowly changing that bleak landscape, as they allow smokers to gradually decrease their nicotine intake and eventually quit for good. One such therapy makes use of electronic cigarettes, hailed by some as the best way to quit.

Are E-Cigarettes Healthy?

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New Research Reveals Converging Link Between Alzheimer's and Diabetes

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has long been feared as one of the most insidious and terrible of diseases to contract. Not only does it rob you of your sense of self, your memories and personality, but it has historically been nearly impossible to predict; for many people, it simply manifests late in life, and that uncertainty as to who will contract it or not has only added to the fear its name causes.

This is in part due because for many years Alzheimer’s has withstood our comprehension; we don’t know what causes it, or why it manifests in whom it does. Yet studies are being published providing new insight into the nature of this disease, and promising ever greater awareness of not only what it is, but why it occurs. The latest research suggests that this degenerative brain disease is actually a type of diabetes.

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Cutting Edge Research on Fruit Fly Enzymes Promises Diabetes Cure and Weight Loss Drug

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It sounds almost too good to be true: contained within the simple brains and biochemistry of the humble fruit fly may hide the answer to the obesity and diabetes trend that is sweeping across our nation. Despite advances in medicine, sports science, and nutrition, the population of the US has become ever fatter and more prone to becoming diabetic, to the point where many are calling the number one health crisis on hand. Yet this October’s issue of Genetics, available online today, reveals a fascinating study by neurobiologists at Wake Forest that might hold the secret to reversing this trend once and for all.

How To Reduce Cellulite With Underwear

The terrible truth when it comes to cellulite is that no one is safe. Chances are, if you’re a woman who has passed puberty you will most likely suffer from cellulite at some point. In fact, 80% of the over 20s will fall victim to cellulite regardless of their size or shape.

It is often assumed that larger women are more likely to have visible cellulite due to an increased body fat level but this simply isn’t the case (although, by lowering the level of body fat, you can diminish the problem) However, it has been determined from a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that those who have dieted – and yo-yo dieters in particular – can have significantly worse cellulite.

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So what can be done? The problem is that there is no current ‘cure’ and no overnight miracle cream for the problem. Cellulite is the dimpled appearance in skin as a result of fatty deposits underneath the surface of skin. Prevention is key in this area and a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet can help reduce the chances of obtaining the ‘cottage-cheese’ catastrophe.

There are plenty of methods currently on trial in order to remove cellulite although none have been medically backed.

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Gardening: An Invigorating Activity that Will Keep You in Shape Without “Exercising”

Are you looking for a way to improve your physique and improve your overall health without having to endure boring gym exercises? Gardening is an activity that just about anyone can participate in and enjoy. Planting a garden in your backyard or participating in a community garden is a fantastic way to burn calories without taking notice that you are actually exercising.

Gardening as a Healthy Addiction

If you currently find yourself sitting in front of the television for hours at a time eating junk food and living a relatively sedentary lifestyle, taking up the hobby of gardening is a great way to turn your life around. There are garden enthusiasts around the world who will be pleased to tell you that they are happily addicted to their hobby.

When you compare the hobby of gardening to surfing the Internet, watching excessive amounts of TV, and eating unhealthy foods, there’s no comparison as to what addiction is better for your health. There’s also no contest as to what hobbies will keep your waistline trim and which ones will add on the pounds.

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3 Ways A Personal Weight Loss Coach May Improve Weight-Related Negative Emotions

The results from a recent research study, titled "Personality and Obesity Across the Adult Life Span", show that reduced self-discipline, neuroticism and impulsiveness may contribute to a person's inability to manage their weight over time.

This National Institutes of Health study, designed to assess the impact of personality traits on weight-related health outcomes, included 1,988 individuals who were followed over a course of 50 years.

While one of the reported explanations for the relationship between neuroticism and weight outcomes (e.g., depression is associated with low self-esteem and many obese people have low self esteem) seems reasonable, personal weight management coaching may help improve negative emotions, such as depression, that characterize neuroticism and are associated with less than optimal weight outcomes.

This article describes 3 ways that a personal coach may be beneficial in improving emotional states of those struggling with obesity and weight-related behaviors.

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Health Insurance Can Save You Money and Your Life

Many people are reaching an age where regular medical attention and treatment is necessary to continue to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.  With all the advances in modern medicine today, people should be taking advantage of the opportunities they have to live longer, healthier lives. 

However these advances and treatments in medicine come at a cost; the price of medical treatment has risen so sharply over the past decade that many people cannot afford to use the modern medicines that we have today to extend their lives and enjoy all that life has to offer. 

Even people with life threatening diseases often cannot afford to receive medical treatment for the ailments that are shortening their lives because the cost is too high.  For this reason, people have the option to purchase various types of insurance to help offset the cost of medical bills and treatment.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is a great way to protect yourself in the event of a medical emergency.  There are many different choices and options when it comes to health coverage; you can choose to pay a very high cost and have every single possible thing covered, or can choose to pay less and only cover a few different emergencies.  Many people receive health coverage through their work, however, if you do not, there are several affordable options available to you through private insurance providers nationwide.

Tips on Getting Your Pre-Pregnancy Body Back After Giving Birth

There is nothing quite as embarrassing as being asked, “So when are you due?” when you had a baby three months ago. Pregnant women are beautiful – postpartum flab, not so much.

But how do you fit weight loss into your schedule when you are adjusting to life with a newborn, and have hardly any time to yourself? You can get your pre-pregnancy body back relatively soon after giving birth, and we have tips on how to make it happen.

An Active and Healthy Pregnancy

Shedding postpartum pounds begins during pregnancy. You will not have to lose weight that you do not gain. Sorry for being Captain Obvious here, but it’s true. Of course, pregnancy is not the right time to go on a weight loss diet, or to restrict calories. But by making sure that the calories you consume are of high quality by eating whole foods that are nutritionally rich, you look after your baby’s health and save yourself lots of work after giving birth.

Prenatal exercise will keep you fit throughout your nine months, and might set you up for an easier delivery. Childbirth is not unlike running a marathon, and building up stamina will always be beneficial. Being physically active and getting lots of fresh air also helps many expectant mothers fight pregnancy signs and symptoms like morning sickness, back pain, and fatigue.

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Complete Muscle Stimulation (TENS) Unit Review

There are many reasons why the Complete Muscle Stimulation Unit could come in handy for nearly anyone. Muscle stimulation machines (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, TENS) can be beneficial in a number of circumstances including pain relief, helping with muscle weakness or spastic muscles, and even just to assist in toning and building muscular strength in a regular body building program.

Sometimes medical conditions will require that a person will have to spend a long time in bed, and then the danger of muscle atrophy occurs. The Complete Muscle Stimulation Unit can definitely help a patient to ‘exercise’ without even having to get out of bed. The unit can clip right onto the belt, allowing for normal movement.

How Does The Complete Muscle Stimulation Unit Work?

The Complete Muscle Stimulation Unit works by applying an electric current to a specific area of your body. To use the unit, pads (which are sticky) are placed on the site, and then the amount of current desired is selected. This unit has 5 customized settings and you will be able to adjust the intensity and pulse width and rate as you wish.

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Healthy Party Planning - With Pizza!

Whether you are a seasoned party planner or you are throwing a party for the first time, deciding what to feed your guests is usually an afterthought - chips, pretzels and hot dogs likely sound familiar. Planning a creative and healthy menu is a challenge for most of us.

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